| Sep 16, 2013
One of Venroy July's most vivid recollections from when he was a boy growing up in Jamaica was watching boxing with his father, Venry. The November 1992 bout between Evander Holyfield and Riddick Bowe was especially memorable for the Baltimore lawyer...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 11:13 AM
Girl’s Night Out--The Florida Mall hosts its Girl’s Night Out event, presented by Diet Coke and The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board, on Thursday, September 12 from 6 - 8 pm.
Sunset Sips & Snacks – At sunset, women will toast...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Marijuana advocates in California and elsewhere cheered the Obama administration's announcement Thursday that it would not interfere with new laws in Colorado and Washington state permitting recreational use of cannabis.
But the advocates cautioned...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Judging from the Miami Herald's latest headlines, home prices in Miami keep soaring and tourists from Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela keep flooding this city thanks to their countries' strong currencies. The big question is how much longer the fiesta will...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 12:48 PM
Stephen “Steve” Taylor’s passport was filled with customs stamps from his many travels, whether to third-world countries for mission trips or to Jamaica to relax with his wife.
Travel, ministry and education were hallmarks of a life...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 9:26 AM
In the wake of numerous failed drug tests, the World Anti-Doping Agency has threatened to expel Jamaica from the Olympics if the country does not strengthen its monitoring system.
A handful of athletes from the island nation -- including marquee ...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 7:57 AM
It is Friday night, and the regulars are starting to arrive at Steve and Linda Migliore's house in Abingdon.
Paul Abbott, the bass player, brings a bottle of pickle-flavored vodka. It is dreadful stuff, but there isn't another bottle like it in the...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 11:31 AM
Brenda Martinez of Rancho Cucamonga on Sunday became the first American woman to win a medal in the 800 at the world track and field championships, using a late kick to finish third at the Luzhniki Stadium track in Moscow on the final day of competition....
| Aug 16, 2013
| 2:10 PM
MOSCOW — Team USA has won the women's 4x400 relay at the past three track and field world championships, and Francena McCorory and her teammates intend to make it four straight in the final at Luzhniki Stadium on Saturday.
The American quartet...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 2:07 PM
MOSCOW — Francena McCorory started strong in Monday's 400-meter final at the world track and field championships, but faded after the 300-meter mark and finished sixth.
"I'd be lying if I told you I wasn't disappointed right now," McCorory said...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 9:46 AM
While Usain Bolt electrified the track-and-field world championships over the weekend, the specter of performance-enhancing drugs continued to hover over the competition like a dark cloud.
Marquee sprinters Tyson Gay of the U.S. and Asafa Powell and...